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Mali: Music Of The Hunters

Music of the world

Sibiri Samake is a «donsojeli» — the griot of the hunters’ brotherhood. A hunter, traditional therapist and musician, a wise man and a great initiate, he is the specialist of the hunters’ music, history, traditions and philosophy, which he renders in his songs, never versifying twice in exactly the same fashion. Accompanied by three musicians on ngoni and percussion, himself playing the «donso ngoni» lute-harp, he sings about the varioius techniques of hunting, the occult powers of hunters and animals, the deities of the bush and the fetish weapons of hunters.